As Indonesia’s reformasi movement reached its climax with the installation of the reformist Joko Widodo as president, what is happening within Malaysia? (more…)
A few news items caught my attention recently.
The first one is datelined Bukit Mertajam, the link for which I put up recently:
The United States recently downgraded Malaysia and three other countries to Tier 3 – the lowest possible ranking – in its annual Trafficking of Persons (TIP) Report due to insufficient action taken to prevent human trafficking and forced labour. We are in the same group as Zimbabwe, North Korea and Saudi Arabia! See this Guardian report: ‘US penalises Malaysia for shameful human trafficking record’.
And the second revelation is about dead bodies, some of them reportedly foreigners, found dumped in and around the Bukit Mertajam area:
While the authorities are busy investigating nudists scampering around at Teluk Kampi, an even more outrageous saga is taking place under our nose.
Don’t discriminate. Instead, treat people as you would like to be treated, says Obama, in a message to youth that strikes close to home.